Monthly Archives: December 2018

Happy Holidays!
 Old Faces in New Places: IAWA in 2019
We would like to thank you for sharing your work and your support for the past 27 years and look forward to listening, learning and promoting your work in the future.
The three rules of IAWA: 
Read each other, Write or be Written, Buy our Books
This year saw the expansion of IAWA’s monthly literary series to Boston co-hosted by Jennifer C. Martelli and Julia Lisella at I AM Bookstore in the North End.As many of you may have heard, our venerable venue and home for the past 20 years in New York City, the Cornelia St. Cafe, will close its doors on Jan. 2, 2019. However, our 2nd Saturday reading series will continue and celebrate its 28th anniversary at nearby venues. 

We are still looking for venues for the 
March and May readings – suggestions welcomed.
For updates, please visit

NYPL Mulberry Branch will co-host 
January 12, July 13, September 15, November 9
WHEN: 2-4 PM

Mulberry Street Public Library
10 Jersey Street, New York, NY
Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,
near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street
Wheelchair accessible
Subways: R, W – Prince Street
B, D, F, M – Broadway-Lafayette St.
One note: Appreciate volunteers to arrive at 1:30 to
set up chairs…many thanks, looking forward to a new IAWA
in a very old place, a former chocolate factory.
Sidewalk Cafe will co-host 
February 9, April 13, June 8, October 13, December 14
WHEN: 5:30-7:30 PM
Sidewalk Cafe
94 Avenue A & 6th St.
COVER: $8 includes complimentary drink.
Subways: #6 – Astor Place
R, N, W – 8th St., F – 2nd Ave., L – First Ave.


IAWA Boston Literary Series Presents December 2018

Presents IAWA in Boston at I AM Books
Saturday December 8, 2018; 6pm to 8pm
Open mic signup 5:45!

Lisa DeSiro is the author of
Labor (Nixes Mate, 2018) and Grief
Dreams (White Knuckle Press, 2017).
Her poems have appeared in various
journals and anthologies, and have been
set to music by several composers. She
works for a non-profit organization and
as an assistant editor for Indolent Books.
She is also a freelance pianist.

Camilla Trinchieri is
the author of The Price of Silence and
Seeking Alice, a fictionalized account of
her mother’s life in Europe during
WWII. She emigrated from Italy after
years working in the film industry,
and received an MFA from Columbia.
Under the name Camilla Crespi, she
has published eight mystery novels.